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Papua New Guinea

31 August 2006

Radio New Zealand International (Pacific shortwave)

The police in Papua New Guinea say politicians must show leadership over a gun amnesty in the Southern Highlands province. The three week amnesty for the surrender of illegal firearms comes a month after a state of emergency was declared in the province. The highlands are notorious for illegal firearms which are used in tribal fights, highway robberies and to intimidate during elections. PNG's deputy police commissioner, Gari Baki, says the amnesty is a bid to break... (

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